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Mar Genomics. 2015 Aug;22:1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.margen.2015.02.004. Epub 2015 Feb 17.

Do echinoderm genomes measure up?

Author information

1
Division of Biology 139-74, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA. Electronic address: acameron@caltech.edu.
2
Division of Biology 139-74, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA.
3
Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA; Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.

Abstract

Echinoderm genome sequences are a corpus of useful information about a clade of animals that serve as research models in fields ranging from marine ecology to cell and developmental biology. Genomic information from echinoids has contributed to insights into the gene interactions that drive the developmental process at the molecular level. Such insights often rely heavily on genomic information and the kinds of questions that can be asked thus depend on the quality of the sequence information. Here we describe the history of echinoderm genomic sequence assembly and present details about the quality of the data obtained. All of the sequence information discussed here is posted on the echinoderm information web system, Echinobase.org.

KEYWORDS:

Development; Echinoderms; Echinoids; Genome; Sequence assembly

PMID:
25701080
PMCID:
PMC4489978
DOI:
10.1016/j.margen.2015.02.004
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